Statute

Here you will find the statute of the Regional Chamber of Commerce Moravia-Silesia.

Part One
Article 1
Fundamental Provisions

(1) The fundamental mission of the Regional Economic Chamber of Ostrava (further referred to only as REC) is the support of the development of business activities, the protection of interests and securing the needs of its members in their relationships with bodies of the state administration, regional self-administration, and the development of foreign relations.
(2) REC is individually recorded in the commercial register.
(3) The headquarters of REC are in Ostrava, Nadrazni 66, 701 00, Ostrava 1.
(4) Business name: Regional Economic Chamber of Ostrava.
In foreign languages:
- in German: Regionale Wirtschaftskammer Ostrava
- in Czech: Regionální hospodářská komora Ostrava

Article 2
Membership in REC

(1) REC associates legal and physical persons who are resident or domiciled in CR, who operate business activities and are registered in the registry run by REC and their offices. The rights and duties of a member originating on the day of registration in the registry of the member, and ending when the member is deleted from this registry are:
(2) Individuals initiated in article 1 are members of REC.
(3) A member of a society can be a member of REC at the same time and vice versa.
(4) Membership in the chamber can be cancelled immediately on the basis of:
a) Termination of authorized business activity
b) Law of bankruptcy and settlement
c) Death
d) Termination of legal person
e) Notice and withdrawal from the chamber
f) Expulsion from the chamber
(5) Withdrawal of terminated membership at the end of the calendar year, the longest period being after six months from the day of written notification of withdrawal from the board of directors of REC (or society).
(6) A member can be expelled if it does not pay membership fees or if it grossly violates members’ duties. The board of directors of REC decides about the expulsion, which the member must be notified of in written form.
(7) The duty to pay the owed membership fees for the whole year remains intact for a member whose membership is to be cancelled at the end of the year.

Article 3
Field of REC

(1) REC via its office in particular:
a) holds records of the members of REC,
b) offers advice and consulting services for its members in questions connected with business duties,
c) in the framework of the field of organizing education and cooperating with bodies of state administration in ensuring information services and for solving unemployment,
d) assures informational duties in making first contact between individual firms and in choosing a partner for business collaboration, cooperation or other kinds of economic contacts,
e) encourages and prepares possibilities for presentations of Czech firms abroad as well as inland and in business meetings
f) strives to develop external economic relations in the direction from CR abroad as well as from abroad to CR,
g) issues a certificate about the reality of the importance of a legal relationship which evolves in international business,
h) with the basic agreement of its members assures propaganda not only for REC, but even broader information about its business duties,
I) connecting and developing contacts with chambers abroad and concluding agreements with them,
j) working together with business associations, corporations, institutions for business development and education, with endowments and bodies of the state administration,
k) constantly establishes conciliatory commissions to prevent business disputes among its members,
l) supports arrangements for the preparation of the practice of a profession,
m) strives to protect consumers
n) organizes its own economic operations in support of regularly fulfilling its tasks.

Part Four
Article 4
Authorities of the Regional Economic Chamber of Ostrava
Assembly of Delegates


(1) The highest authority in the REC is the assembly of delegates (general meeting). It is created by delegates chosen by members of REC according to individual and electoral codes of REC.
(2) The assembly of delegates has a legitimately quorum if more than half of all of the delegates are present. To validate the quorum it is necessary to have agreement of more than half of the attending delegates. The votes of all delegates are equal.
(3) Assembly of delegates
a) elects and withdraws the chairman, vice-chairman, members of the board of REC, supervisors of the counsel and members of the conciliatory commission of REC, if it is established. The election of the chairman and vice-chairman is conducted by secret ballot.
b) adopts, changes and deletes statutes of the REC, which must be in accordance with the statutes of the EC CR,
c) selects the representative of the assembly of the chamber,
d) adopts incorporation of the regional chamber with other county chambers, possibly divided regional chambers,
e) determines the main goal of the REC,
f) adopts the budget of REC, its financial statements and the report of the board of directors and supervisory council of the REC about activities and finances,
g) adopts offers for dividing profits including determining bonuses and paying commissions for the year in question,
h) adopts offers for arranging new funds,
I) decides on ways of covering losses incurred in the previous year, such as additional authorization for using the reserve fund,
j) adopts a policy to reward workers in the REC office,
k) decides about other matters of REC which the decision had been set aside,
l) decides about suspended decisions of the REC board of directors.
(4) The Assembly of delegates assembles the REC board of directors at least once a year (general meeting). It is always required to call it if requested by letter from at least one third of all delegates of the REC or supervisory commission of the REC, and no later than within two months.

Article 5
REC Board of Directors

(1) The REC Board of Directors runs the organization and the assembly of delegates according to their functions.
(2) Members of the REC Board of Directors are the chairman, vice-chairman and the other members.
(3) The REC Board of Directors decides on all matters which this law, statute and rules of procedure of the REC or ruling of the assembly of delegates does not delegate to other authorities of REC.
(4) The REC Board of Directors particularly:
a) gathers the assembly of delegates and through the REC office ensures the performance of their ruling,
b) REC decides about members and their acceptance to the chamber and about their expulsion,
c) decides about suspended decisions of the chairman and vice-chairman,
d) the assembly of delegates puts forward:
- reports about activities of the preceding season
- financial statements for the year including profit distribution
- proposed plans of activity for the upcoming season, including the financial plan
e) takes responsibility for management with the property of REC,
f) names and withdraws the director of the REC office.
(5) The REC Board of Directors assembles at least four times per year with the REC chairman. The REC Board of Directors decides by an absolute majority of all members’ votes, as long as the statute of REC does not determine otherwise.

Article 6
The Chairman of the REC Board of Directors

(1) The Chairman of the Board of Directors represents REC externally and its name.
(2) The Chairman of the Board of Directors assembles and runs the meeting of the board of REC, supervises the activities of the REC office and executes other activities which are set out for him by the statute, the ruling of the assembly of delegates or the Board of directors.
(3) If he/she is absent, one of the vice-chairmen will stand in for the chairman of the board of directors according to the designated order. Even the director of the REC office can authorize representation of the Chairman of the board of directors.

Art. 7
Supervisory Board of REC
(1) The supervisory board is the control body of REC. It is accountable for its activity to the Assembly of Delegates.
(2) The supervisory board of REC
(a) controls the economy and the activity of REC in the scope set forth by the statute or by the resolution of the Assembly of Delegates,
(b) suspends execution of decisions of the chairman and the vice-chairmen of the Board of Directors, if they are contrary to the generally binding legal regulations, the statute or other provisions of the Chamber. The suspended decision is presented to the Board by REC.
c) suspends execution of a decision of the Board of Directors, if it is contrary to the generally binding legal regulations, the statute or other provisions of the Chamber. The suspended decision is presented by the Assembly of Delegates.
(3) The activity of the Supervisory Board of REC is controlled by its chairman, elected in secret vote from the members of the REC Supervisory Board.
(4) Membership in the Supervisory Board of REC is incompatible with the membership in the Board of Directors of REC. A member of the Supervisory Board cannot be an employee of the REC office.

Article 8
REC office

(1) The executive authority of the REC is the REC office.
(2) The REC office creates the REC staff. Workers in the REC (office) cannot be business owners or participate in the business of another legal or physical person, cannot perform activities as a statutory authority or member of a statutory or other authority of a legal person which performs business activities.
(3) REC office
a) guides administration and ensures continuous operation of the REC in the sense of article 3 of this statute,
b) prepares documents for meetings of the REC authorities,
c) fulfills other tasks according to instructions of the REC board of directors.
(4) The director of the REC office runs and is responsible for the activities of the director of the board, who is his employee.

Part Three
Article 9
Finances of the REC

(1) REC independently manages its property.
(2) REC manages affairs according to the yearly budget.
(3) The income of the REC is created by a set amount of membership fees, grants, donations and income from activities mentioned in Article 3 of this statute, and possibly certain other income.

Article 10
Conciliatory Commission

(1) The Conciliatory commission is an authority of the REC which is arranged for previous business disputes among members of REC.


Part Four
Article 11
Financial Statement

This statute came into force when adopted by the assembly of delegates of REC in Ostrava on April 4th, 1996.